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Fishing Report

Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in. It's the one environmental factor that often eliminates over half of my tackle box before I even get on the water. Casting and boat positioning seem to be the two greatest challenges when trying to fish in the wind. With the wind to my back, casting is usually not a problem. Facing, or fishing into the wind is another story. The strength of the wind can often create major problems if approached head on with lighter baits. Adding a little weight to your bait, or selecting ...

March 23, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Tryout Set

Thursday, April 7 boys youth basketball tryouts will be held at Oakdale High School's main gym. Oakdale youngsters in fifth and sixth grades are invited to try out for the AAU team. Tryouts will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Drew Kraude via email at drewkraude@gmail.com.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Nets Victory

The Oakdale Mustang tennis team remains in the playoff hunt following their 6-3 win over visiting Weston Ranch. Oakdale's match took place under the sun on Friday, March 18 at OHS where the team's doubles came through in the clutch, winning all three matches to help power Oakdale to victory.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Shutout Victory For Varsity Lady Mustangs

In their only game of the week, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball squad looked in midseason form in their league opener. Oakdale welcomed Kimball to town on Thursday, March 17 and host Oakdale dominated the Lady Jaguars 15-0 in Valley Oak League (VOL) action.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mark Dickens Invitational

The annual Mark Dickens Invitational "Hustle for the Future" varsity baseball tournament is scheduled to return on Monday, March 28 and conclude Wednesday, March 30 on the campus of Oakdale High School.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Take Two Wins In Final Preseason Games

As the varsity baseball boys gear up for Valley Oak League (VOL) play beginning Wednesday, the team hit the road for a pair of non-conference games this past week. Oakdale improved to 3-2 on the road this spring following the successful road trip, earning victories over Bear Creek and Gregori.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Staff ‘Schools’ Seniors In Basketball

Nearly 25 Oakdale High School seniors took on a dozen OHS staff members in a mostly friendly game of basketball in the Mustang Arena on March 9. Fans, friends, and family members packed the gym on Wednesday evening to cheer on the participants in the annual Staff vs. Seniors basketball game, where the final scoreboard indicated a 70-70 tie. That was following some tampering by the seniors, however, as the real score was determined to be 70-44 with the staff coming out on top.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


San Joaquin Rifle, Pistol Range Hosts Marksmen

The San Joaquin Rifle and Pistol Range in Linden is an officially recognized Local Qualifying Location for American Marksman – a new concept shooting competition TV show by Outdoor Sportsman Group. Amateur target shooters from Linden and the surrounding area will have the chance to qualify to earn bids to the Southwest Regional Championship and, ultimately for the American Marksman national championship, where they will compete for a grand prize of $50,000 and the title of the very first American Marksman.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golfers Finish Third At Tournament

Sixteen teams showed up for the 2016 Oakdale Cup tournament, hosted Monday, March 7 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Oakdale's boys golf team finished with a total score of 416 and placed third behind Buhach Colony (401) and first place Gregori (389).

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Win Pair Of Non-League Contests

Oakdale's varsity softball girls earned a pair of non-league wins this past week. They welcomed Merced to town on Tuesday, March 8 and made short work of the visitors 6-0. Oakdale took their act on the road against Ceres where the girls earned their second shutout of the week as they dismissed Ceres 11-0 on Thursday, March 10.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Young Softball Players Meet For Saturday Clinic

With the help of the Oakdale High School varsity and junior varsity girls softball teams and coaches, the Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) held a clinic for their youth softball players on Saturday, March 12. Oakdale High School usually hosts the clinic on their varsity softball field; however the nearly 200 players made their way to the school's main and small gyms due to weather. The intermittent rainfall and tough field conditions prompted the moving of the clinic to inside for the day.

March 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Go 1-2 In Tournament Play

The sunshine lasted just long enough for Oakdale's varsity baseball boys to compete in the Pedretti Tournament in Turlock this past weekend. Oakdale finished the tournament on a strong note, defeating Lodi 4-1 in their final game of the weekend.

March 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a few years since I stopped fishing bass tournaments. The good news is that I probably ended up saving myself a lot of money; I'm honestly starting to miss it though. Especially this time of year, when some of the bigger tournament circuits start visiting locally. Over the years I've been fortunate to do fairly well while tournament fishing, but I could never quite come to terms with spending upwards of a thousand dollars on an entry fee. Winning of course would pay all of that money back and much more but it's definitely ...

March 16, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Oakdale Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Swim Finale

With the temperatures rising to triple digits, Oakdale's youth swim club, the Gators, cooled off by hosting a meet on Saturday, July 23. Oakdale ...

July 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Inaugural Stampede Meet And Greet A Success

With the young Stampede football and cheerleading season getting ready to start soon, the youth organization hosted its inaugural Stampede Meet and Greet over the ...

July 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where ...

July 27, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fighter ‘Mayday’ McDonald Rocked By Hands Of Stone

In a marquee match on July 13, Michael 'Mayday' McDonald entered the octagon at UFC Fight Night, ultimately losing the bout to John 'Hands of ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ways To Improve Your Golf Game

Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses each and every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Dahm Building His Way To A Better Life

J.R. Dahm is the owner and a professional trainer at Revitalize Fitness at 1214 W. F St., Oakdale, and he is also a body ...

July 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Correction

An article regarding the Gators swim team in the July 13 edition of The Leader indicated their meet was at Tokay High School in Lodi ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


TIGHT LINES

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have ...

July 20, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


Stampede Meet And Greet Scheduled For Saturday

Gearing up for fall, the Stampede Youth Football and Cheer programs will host their inaugural Family Meet and Greet at Kerr Park on Saturday, July ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


California Outdoors

Prohibited from Retrieving Deer from Private Property

July 20, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements, and new inventions that have changed the way we fish. If you were to examine the ...

July 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


WWE Coming To Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is body slamming its way to the 209. The superstars and divas of the WWE will be invading the Stockton ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Swimmers Earn Honors As Gators Do Battle

The summer has been sizzling in Oakdale and so has the Oakdale youth swim program. Several boys and girls of the Gators swim team traveled ...

July 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


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